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Women’s Devotional: Encouragement for Different People?

Author: Katie Rogers

Question: What are some ways you’ve learned to better encourage others, does it look different for different people?

When it comes to encouragement I’ve found that it’s not the same for every person. For some a kind word or note will do the trick but for others it’s coming alongside them in a project or prayer.

I’ve learned to pay attention to how they respond to various types of encouragement and what they react positively too. For one of my friends notes don’t cut it. But taking time away from everything and going on an adventure with her gives her the encouragement she needs.

One way I’ve learned how to better encourage individuals was by reading The Five Love Languages. This book gave the core areas that every person receives love and how to best encourage them in that area. It changed my entire view on how to encourage people right where they are at.

One last thing I’ve learned, giving encouragement is life changing but make sure your words and actions are genuine. That you don’t just say words or perform a task, do it from your heart that will mean the world to those you encounter.

A note from Angela:

Don’t you love what Katie had to share with us today? Thank you Katie!

Do you know what your love language is? If not, I encourage you to take quizzes or ask your friends what they might believe it to be! It is fun and you will learn that humans by nature encourage others the way we want to be encouraged. For example: My love language is quality time. Therefore, for me, I always enjoy encouraging people and my loved one’s by spending time with them!

It is truly rewarding when we can understand another person’s love language and encourage them in this way!

Based off the blog series "Talk Tuesday" Created by Author, Professor, and Pastor Angela Craig.

Devotional Topic Written By: Katie Rogers

"My name is Katie Rogers. I live in Forks, Washington and currently work at Forks Hospital. I’m currently working on being credentialed through the Assemblies of God. I co-teach a Sunday school class and lead Women’s Bible study. I also serve on the Women’s Team for the Northwest Ministry Network as Leader for the Olympic Area."

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